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Rose replied to Rose's discussion My daydreaming
"Yeah... family can really be an issue...my mom would propbably think I was crazy then become paranoid about it affecting her somehow"
18 hours ago
Silver Swan replied to Rose's discussion My daydreaming
"My mom isn't the best person in the world to discuss my day dreaming. She literally thinks that I am crazy. My dad is more perceptive and thinks it's a part of my creative gift. My sister is just mean and snobby towards me. Everyone else…"
19 hours ago
Rose replied to Rose's discussion My daydreaming
"Well.. I do use daydreaming to my advantage in art and literature but sometimes it interferes with getting that work actually complete too. Also, how do I get a therapist? My mom can’t know about what this is so idk.."
19 hours ago
Rose replied to Rose's discussion My daydreaming
"well I daydream when I want something or when I try to figure something out.. I use daydreaming to also cheer me up when things are stressful. Hanging out with friends might be good, but I don’t seem to always get along too well with other…"
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Silver Swan posted a blog post

MDD made me look forward to a bright future

Since I was a preteen, I was complacent that I would see a bright future ahead of me. Well MDD prompted me to look forward to exciting things to come, such as seeing guys, traveling and a career that I like doing. My parents brought me up to feel 'special' and treated me to all sorts of trips, day camps, vacations, movies, Broadways and eat-outs. So, I believed that I would grow up having a really wonderful time just the same. Apparently, real life got the better of me and proved me that I was…See More
chris trifi posted a discussion

Accepting Vulnerability

Hey guys, I just run into this tedx talk and I think that it would be helpful for most people here to watch it. Everyone needs real connection, and our fear of becoming vulnerable holds us back. Daydreaming about our idealized self makes it even more difficult for us to accept our imperfections.https://youtu.be/iCvmsMzlF7oSee More
Skye liked Xander's discussion Introduce Yourself and Make Some Friends

Daydreamers welcome

Most children daydream. Most children have imaginary friends they play out creative scenarios with. Their fantasy world is a simple, joyful distraction from their outer lives. Eventually their outer lives take root, and they grow out of it. Their playful fantasies become unnecessary as they develop more fulfilling relationships. Their fantasy dream world fades into the past as nothing but a wonderful childhood memory. Usually they forget it ever existed.
For some of us............it doesn't, and the consequences can be drastic.

For the past 30 years I've been living in an alternate reality that has completely taken over my life. Instead of fading into the past, it became my reality. The outside world faded & faded, and I've been fighting to reclaim it. Long past the point of being a joyful fantasy, it's become an addiction that I have unlimited access to. I have no self control. I can only distract myself out of it. I'm like an alcoholic with an unlimited supply of booze everywhere I go. When I do it too much I feel sick & dazed, yet I can't stop. I've stepped out into traffic & almost gotten myself killed more times than I can count. I've gotten better & am struggling to find footing in the outside world. In the meantime, I want to reach out.

This condition has a name. It's called Maladaptive Daydreaming, also known as Compulsive Fantasizing. I spent years feeling alone and scared, like I was the only one on the planet that could possibly be going through this. I felt like a freak. I was completely ashamed and scared to death anyone would find out. It's time to end that. We're not freaks. Our brains work differently. Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers) lead unique and enriching lives. We have wondrous gifts and gut-wrenching struggles. For the good and the bad, this condition takes a lot of strength and energy to live with. I refuse to be ashamed, and I don't want anyone else to be either.

I know there are others out there who are experiencing a similar kind of condition. Hopefully they're not experiencing it to the extreme that I have. Either way, let's talk. Perhaps we can find some answers together.

This forum isn't just for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers). Many disorders do overlap. Feel free to discuss any that you like. Let's keep the dialog going.

One day, I hope we can all stand proud and learn to live the best of both worlds. Once we do, I'm sure we'll feel better off for having had this condition.


My daydreaming

Started by Rose. Last reply by Rose 18 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi, I’ve been daydreaming since I was very little. When I daydream I run back and forth in the house and I know it is not normal. It is just what I do when I daydream and I always have since I could walk. I’m 15 currently and my mom only knows that…Continue

Accepting Vulnerability

Started by chris trifi yesterday. 0 Replies

Hey guys, I just run into this tedx talk and I think that it would be helpful for most people here to watch it. Everyone needs real connection, and our fear of becoming vulnerable holds us back. Daydreaming about our idealized self makes it even…Continue

Introduce Yourself and Make Some Friends

Started by Xander. Last reply by meghan on Saturday. 12 Replies

I made this forum page because I know many people are not on this network anymore. Hopefully the few of us that are, can introduce ourselves here and make some friends. To start this off, hi. My name is Xander. I'm 18 yrs old and my birthday is in…Continue

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Stalking Tendencies

Started by Theaxe. Last reply by meghan on Saturday. 12 Replies

A recent discussion here had me thinking about a character I fantasized about for nearly thirty years (and still do) who I didn't know, but had opportunities to meet. I could have very easily found out where he worked, lived, and actually set out to…Continue

My Job and MD

Started by Nadia. Last reply by Silver Swan on Friday. 3 Replies

I am coming to this discussion because at the moment I feel like I am really struggling with my MD. I am absolutely hating my job as an administrator because I work right near the Reception area, so me (and my boss) are continuously subjected to the…Continue

Does your MDD Engulf World Awareness?

Started by Silver Swan. Last reply by Theaxe on Thursday. 1 Reply

I've been so wrapped up and immersed in my MDD for a duration of years, that I nearly forgotten to pay more attention to world events. I scarcely read issues in print and online. Every morning I wake up, I'm in a whole new world inside my head. My…Continue

Selecting a therapist

Started by David Burkett. Last reply by OhMyMagenta Jun 18. 2 Replies

What are some key things people should look for when selecting a therapist or somebody who studies the mind? What are the different types and how are they distinguished? Are there certain ones to stay away from? Is there a high possibility that one…Continue

MDD distracts me from my environments

Started by Silver Swan Jun 17. 0 Replies

I do not ever "think" about what needs to be done around the house, such as the garbage, laundry, dishes, putting things away, writing food supply on a board and replacing the toiletries. My mom likes to tell me about the latest news and what is…Continue


Started by David Burkett. Last reply by Fishno7 Jun 17. 4 Replies

In your opinion which symptom is the dead giveaway that somebody has M.D? Pacing and hopping to music and movies is my answer.

Has anybody never been in a real relationship?

Started by Silver Swan. Last reply by Silver Swan Jun 15. 8 Replies

It's strange. I spent 32 years waiting for a relationship that never appeared. I'm not sure if a significant sum of people didn't find me attractive. Perhaps, my daily living habits were bad and unhealthy that they wouldn't help me deem a new…Continue


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    Out Of My Mind (article I wrote on MD)

    This is an article I wrote for my writing class about MD.  

    Out of My Mind…


    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010 at 7:36pm. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010.

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    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010 at 11:14am. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010.


    Do I have Maladaptive Dayreaming?

    Maladaptive Daydreaming is not an officially recognized condition yet. We’re still learning a lot about it. Here are some of the main symptoms that seem to be emerging:
    • You daydream more often than you think is normal.
    • You’ve built up a character(s) that’s an idealized version of yourself
    • You feel more empowered in your daydreams.
    • You’re starting to enjoy daydreaming better than the real world.
    • Daydreaming is starting to interfere with your day-to-day activities.
    • You might enact some movement, like pacing or moving your hands, (though not everyone does this).

    • Some people make facial expressions, talk, and/or act out their daydreams.  

    It's not all bad...

    Maladaptive Daydreamers have many gifts along with struggles.

    -extreme creativity
    -the ability to think through complex issues on our own
    -the ability to see issues from many perspectives (we can have intense dialogs in our own minds)
    -the ability to think quickly
    -strength. (It takes a lot of strength to live in two worlds at once.)
    -insightful and empathetic
    -loving (Even when no one's around, we still have people to love in our minds.)

    -extreme difficulty concentrating
    -sluggish. It's hard to be productive when you just want to daydream
    -clumsy and awkward
    -difficulty cultivating or maintaining relationships (This may not apply to everyone, but if your MD starts to progress, you may prefer daydreaming to real interactions)
    -difficulty completing tasks due to desire to constantly stop and daydreaming
    -difficulty reaching certain milestones because of constant desire to stop and daydream.

    What do I DO?

    Well, we're still figuring that out. Since this is so new it's kinda up to us to figure out how to deal with it. I encourage people to try anything they can & want to. If something works, please let us know, so others will benefit.
    -Identifying triggers
    Many people find that
    certain activities
    trigger them to start
    Identifying and
    limiting exposure to
    triggers is one way to
    Common triggers:
    music, tv, books,
    long walks or
    monotonous activity
    If you feel yourself
    starting to daydream,
    stop and change
    activities. Get up and
    do anything else and
    come back to it when
    you're feeling more
    -Getting out in the public
    A lot of times we just
    need to get out of our
    heads for awhile. Go
    out and talk to people.
    -Get up quickly and go to bed tired.
    Many daydream in the
    morning. To avoid
    this, make sure you get
    out of bed the instant
    you wake up.
    To avoid daydreaming
    at night, go to bed
    when you're extremely
    -Allow limited daydreaming
    Many of us really
    appreciate the comfort
    of our daydreams and
    don't want to give
    them up.
    Instead, allow
    yourself certain times
    to daydream, and
    force yourself to get
    up and stop when
    your time is up.
    -Find other things you love, and focus on them.
    Don't forget that we
    daydream because we
    love it. It may take
    time and energy to
    focus, but if we can
    make the external
    world more fun, then
    we won't need to
    daydream as much.


    Another common suggestion that people are saying works for them is meditation.  Some have said it helps them focus, even if it doesn't completely eliminate their MD.  Some have also said that Yoga and meditation help.



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